First love. The reason why we think first love is beautiful is not because people we first loved were actually handsome, or pretty. It’s because we were unconditional, innocent, or a bit stupid at the time of first love. And because… and because we know that we can never go back to the young, passionate time of our days. First love is a bit rash. Without any calculation, we throw ourselves with passion and finally come to face failure. But is at the same time dramatic. It comes with inexplicable feelings that we never get to experience again. So first love becomes the most dramatic moment of our lives. It’s okay to fail. Tragic stories stay longer than ‘happily ever after’. It’s nice to have that wonderful story as one chapter of one’s life. First love is a period of time. It never comes back. If the next love comes, time has to yield for that new love. It might not be as innocent as the first love, but it would be a little more mature, due to the pain suffered with the first love. A person who dreams for love, is the one who waits. And a person who waits can recognize the love when it comes near him. After the romance, the real life comes in. Innocence gets dirty, passion gets cold, and youth gets old with cleverness. So first love becomes part of one’s exhausted daily life. That’s why first love looks like it can’t be accomplished. Because no one talks about a successful romance with first loves.
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